Growers may now apply nitrogen with consistent distribution and knife-to-knife accuracy by using Hiniker’s new Variable Orifice Distributor (VOD). The VOD features 17 ports to control anhydrous flow by simultaneously varying the orifice opening on all ports. This will maintain pressure all the way to the distribution point.

A typical anhydrous nitrogen rate control system uses a ball valve or butterfly valve to regulate flow prior to the point of distribution. The pressure drop that is created at the pressure valve’s outlet can allow anhydrous ammonia to flash into a vapor. This creates an erratic mix of liquid and vapor, which flows to a manifold for distribution to each knife.

The Hiniker VOD system does not use a pressure reducing ball or butterfly valve. The anhydrous is maintained in a liquid state all the way to the point of distribution and allows more consistent distribution and superior knife-to-knife accuracy, all without the need for a pressure pump.

The Hiniker VOD includes 17 outlet ports—unused ports can be blocked off for use with smaller applicators. It is pre-wired to connect to the Hiniker 8160 controller system. Interface cables are available to connect to Raven, GreenStar, Ag Leader and various other control systems.

Suggested retail prices start at $1,195. Contact Hiniker Company, 800/433-5620, visit www.hiniker.com